cPacket’s cTap performs Complete Packet Inspection (CPI) of every bit in every packet on-the-fly. It provides granular visibility into critical network links by classifying the traffic and allowing selective duplication of specific profiles to four independent mirror ports -- two 10G and two 1G. The cTap provides real time performance measurement and visibility into spikes and bursts. By default, it generates a breakdown of bandwidth and packet rate per second for built-in and userdefined profiles. Profiles can be defined according to any combination of packet header fields and pattern searches anywhere in the payload.